Watch the crazy activity of a UPS truck parking lot during the holidays

We're at the peak of the busiest delivery season of the year. To prove how mad it is, Animal New York recorded this insane 24-hour time-lapse of a UPS parking lot packed with truck trailers behind its office in Hell's Kitchen—"Due to space constraints, this plays out like an real life game of Tetris." » 12/20/13 4:18pm 12/20/13 4:18pm

Same-Day Delivery Is Great for Everybody… Except the Deliverers

We've already adjusted to the consumer utopia of buying just about everything online with a single click, but waiting for it to show up is still the hardest part. eBay Now pulled it off in a few places, and it's not easy; just ask the couriers who are making it happen. » 7/29/13 4:40pm 7/29/13 4:40pm

This Domino's Drone Strike Is Pizza Delivery's Dystopian Future

Is this pizza-delivering drone from Dominos just a publicity stunt, or a tantalizing look at the future of food delivery? Because while the eight-bladed DomiCopter is a little impractical given it needs a skilled pilot, eventually autonomous drones will be capable of delivering a piping hot pizza in mere minutes since … » 6/03/13 2:18pm 6/03/13 2:18pm

Drones Could Replace Eager Youths On Paper Routes (Updated)

Innovation in newspaper delivery techniques hasn't really seemed like a priority in awhile because of the whole death of print thing and whatever. But since drones categorically improve all situations, a local French postal service is turning paper routes into air routes. » 3/31/13 9:45am 3/31/13 9:45am

RFID Parcel Sensor Knows If Your Delivery Has Been Dropped

When I was a Christmas postman, many years ago, some of the bored guys in the sorting office's loading bay liked to play a boisterous game of "catch" when parcels marked "video recorder" and "fragile" arrived. How they guffawed when one landed in the bottom of a skip with a sickening crunch, ruining somebody's Christmas. » 2/07/13 8:34am 2/07/13 8:34am

This Emergency Condom Delivery App Is the Reason Smartphones Were…

When you look down at your smartphone and think about how much it's made your life easier and better, you'll probably think about how the Internet is at your fingertips or how you can share filtered photos with friends or send texts without ever having to speak to anyone. You'll probably think that's why the… » 1/31/13 11:00pm 1/31/13 11:00pm

En Garde Amazon, eBay Rolling Out Same-Day Shipping Service "eBay Now"

All the speculation about Amazon's same-day shipping service may have been wishful thinking, but it seems like eBay is really going to give it a shot. The auction service has started sending invites to the beta of "eBay Now," which provides just that. » 8/05/12 3:40pm 8/05/12 3:40pm